Rumor: Is Samsung Gearing Up To Announce Their Android Wear Smartwatch At Google I/O Next Week?

If you thought that LG and potentially Motorola would be the talk of the town at this year's developer conference for the Android Wear devices, you might be wrong. We won't blame you, as we thought the same thing. According to sources of CNET though, Android's largest manufacturer of devices is apparently going to be "geared up" and ready to drop their own Android Wear  smartwatch at Google I/O this year. Yes, we're talking about Samsung. If your mind was just blown take a second to get in a breather before you continue. If this pans out to be true, Android Wear is poised to see a huge lift from the get go as no one can deny that Samsung is the leading Android manufacturer, and likely we could see a rise in Android Wear products being sold if the favorite among OEMs were to launch their version of the device alongside the other two that are said to be launching this summer.

We already knew that Samsung would be launching an Android Wear smartwatch at some point and very likely this year, but there was nothing to suggest that it would be this summer let alone in the next five days. From what the source says though, Samsung will be introducing the Android Wear smartwatch at the conference, but that doesn't necessarily mean that it will launch at the same date, meaning it could still be a little bit before it goes on sale. The rumor also states that Samsung is working on two models of the Android Wear smartwatch, one that houses chips from its own line and one that uses chips from dominant mobile chipmaker Qualcomm.

Of course no one from Samsung would be forthcoming about any details so we're left to really wonder if Samsung's Android Wear watch will making a debut as soon as the rumor states, but since Google I/O starts next Wednesday we won't have to wait long before we find out. Other details were obviously not given like when consumers could actually buy their own model, and what either model might cost, or if Samsung is planing on selling both models in all regions it plans to launch the device. What do you make of this? Did Google I/O just get more interesting for some of you?

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